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Poster: gang1027 Date: Feb 27, 2010 10:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: calling all heads please help

interesting insight....... i was born in '87 so i missed well basically the whole damn thing...could be a blessing in disguise i suppose...do you or anyone else think the overwhelming growth of the scene had anything to do with the drop in quality or should that be blamed on jerrys deteriorating health and so on?

a point ive never thought to explore until now

thank you very much

also in my opinion i think the scene now cares less and less about the music and more and more about the party...which saddens me...my favorite thing to do is listen to the old hippies because the seem to have a very deep understanding of the whole

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Poster: Stargazin Date: Feb 27, 2010 11:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: calling all heads please help

hey gang 1027, the music is what got me into it. Born in 1976, so when I was 15 I got into American Beauty, Live Dead, Skullfuck. The best shit I had ever heard. What was that? 1993? Good shit, good music. Those were good times. The scene was a huge bonus. That was also the time when raves were starting to go off. Let me tell you, I have been going to shows for a long time and the one constant is the people who come for the music, keep coming. There are many stories of course. Let me tell you my perspective of the last 2 years of Jerry shows was pretty much colored by being that age, going on 18, and the power of what I saw and experienced at those shows was very formative. The music at those shows in 94-95 did, however, mostly suck except for Drums which was amazing at every show I saw regardless of how much Jerry bagged the whole thing. He did have his moments though. I heard a fabulous first-set Jerry in 1993. And one of the more epic moments was So Many Roads at RFK in 1995. In my opinion the last really magically epic moment, if not Unbroken Chain in Philly in the spring of 95, was Terrapin in Pittsburgh that summer at that amazing rain show. You see, the Dead were always about magic and when it was there, it was there and you knew it. Like this last weekend at Radio City Music Hall, Phil and Bobby brought it. And we brought it too. So it's good to just go to a show and get it on. That's what I learned then and it's still true now. Enjoy!!!

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Feb 28, 2010 12:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: calling all heads please help

Glad to hear you came on board then!